Council grants support community projects and events



Resurfacing pickleball courts in Pialba, a ‘Bulls and Barrels’ event in Tiaro, sewing machines at the Glenwood Ladies Shed, and new tables and chairs in the Toogoom Community Hall are among initiatives being supported with community grants from the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Cr Paul Truscott said Council approved almost $56,000 in grants to assist 16 local community groups and not-for-profit organisations under the first round of the 2023/24 Community Grants program.

“Council’s grant scheme offers a range of opportunities for groups to apply for funding for projects and events that help ensure we have a vibrant, connected and inclusive community,” he said.

“It is great to see so many community-driven activities being organised across the region, and Council is pleased to be able to support community groups to develop their facilities and events.

“It’s all about building better communities together.”

Grants approved under Round One of the 2023/24Community Grants program include:

  • Fraser Coast Cycling, rollers for junior cyclists training, $1500;
  • We Care 2 Inc, Extra Choices Low Cost Food Support Centre shopping trolleys; $5000;
  • Fraser Coast Tennis Association, LED flood lights for the car park and a lighting control box, $5000;
  • Maryborough and District Rifle Club Inc, additional electronic targets, $1550;
  • Toogoom and District Community Association Inc, new chairs and tables for the community hall, $3432.32;
  • Hervey Bay Swimming Club Inc, annual swimming carnival, $2000;
  • Tiaro State School Parents and Citizens Association, Tiaro Bulls and Barrels Community Event, $4000;
  • Hervey Bay Pickleball Club Inc, resurfacing pickleball courts, $2500;
  • Hervey Bay Cricket Association Inc, replacement of synthetic turf wicket, $2000;
  • Maryborough and District Committee On The Ageing Inc, Mayoral Heritage Morning Tea for Seniors Month celebrations, $2000;
  • Burrum District Community Centre Association Inc, solar panels installation, $5000;
  • Yoorana Women’s Domestic Violence and Resource Services Inc, solar panels upgrade, $4900;
  • Glenwood Ladies Shed Inc, comfortable seating and sewing machines, $4313;
  • Fraser Island Defenders Organisation, biennial K’gari land and sea conference, $2500;
  • Friends of Parks Queensland Incorporated, fox control, $3000;
  • Model Engineers and Live Steamers Associations Maryborough Inc, equipment replacement to improve safety, $7049.68.

More details about Council’s grants programs is available at